Dr. Karl Kendrick T. Chua is the senior country economist of the World Bank for the Philippines. His work covers macroeconomic management, tax policy and administration, public expenditure management, labor market and poverty analysis and statistical development. He has been with the World Bank for nine years. He is the main author of the flagship report of the World Bank Philippine Office: the Philippine Development Report “Creating More and Better Jobs.”
Dr. Chua completed his MA in economics in 2003 and PhD in economics in 2011 at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was lecturer of mathematics and economics at the Ateneo de Manila University and was consultant for several local and development partner-funded projects. His first job was in Andersen Consulting/Accenture as a systems analyst.